Cheese Ball Bites

12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. shredded Cheddar
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
8 slices bacon, cooked and finely chopped
1/3 c. finely chopped fresh parsley
1/3 c. finely chopped pecans

Mix together cream cheese, cheddar, garlic powder, paprika and season with salt and pepper. 
Form into 18 small balls and refrigerate until firm, 1 hour.
In a shallow bowl or on a plate, stir together cooked bacon, chives, and pecans.
Roll balls in bacon-chive-pecan mixture and insert a pretzel stick in each ball.

If not serving right away, loosely cover with plastic wrap and return to fridge. Let sit at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.

Yield: 18 cheese ball bites

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